70+ Best Data Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Data is information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making, or information in an electronic form that can be stored and used by a computer. Profoundly inspirational data quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Data Quotes

Most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong. Suhail Doshi

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

We are moving slowly into an era where big data is the starting point, not the end. Pearl Zhu

If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top heavy, and tax mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of facts they feel stuffed, but absolutely brilliant with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Ray Bradbury

Without big data, you are blind and deaf in the middle of a freeway. Geoffrey Moore

Maybe stories are just data with a soul. Brené Brown

We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software. Tim O’Reilly

If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine. Jim Barksdale

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Aaron Levenstein

We ought to regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its antecedent state and as the cause of the state that is to follow. An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes. The perfection that the human mind has been able to give to astronomy affords but a feeble outline of such an intelligence. Pierre Simon de Laplace

Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine. Peter Sondergaard

One person’s data is another person’s noise. K.C. Cole

Data scientists are involved with gathering data, massaging it into a tractable form, making it tell its story, and presenting that story to others. Mike Loukides

The plural of anecdote is not data. Marc Bekoff

A data scientist is someone who can obtain, scrub, explore, model, and interpret data, blending hacking, statistics, and machine learning. Data scientists not only are adept at working with data, but appreciate data itself as a first class product. Hillary Mason

Information wants to be free. Stewart Brand

Think analytically, rigorously, and systematically about a business problem and come up with a solution that leverages the available data. Michael O’Connell

Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make difference. Mike Schmoker

The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight. Carly Fiorina

Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn’t exist, all at the same time. Robin Wasserman

Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13 year olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie. Nate Silver

The value we provide at Mayflower Plymouth exists at the convergence of various technologies and studies including Blockchain, cryptography, quantum computing, permaculture design principles, artificial intelligence, stigmergy, forestry, economics, additive manufacturing, big data, advanced logistics and more. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

The human side of analytics is the biggest challenge to implementing big data. Paul Gibbons

The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life. You have been slaves, denied the storm, denied the freedom of your data. That is now ended; the whirlwind is upon you. Whether you like it or not. Daniel Keys Moran

One of the biggest challenges is around data privacy and what is shared versus what is not shared. And my perspective on that is consumers are willing to share if there’s value returned. One way sharing is not going to fly anymore. So how do we protect and how do we harness that information and become a partner with our consumers rather than kind of just a vendor for them? Zoher Karu

We simply don’t have enough data to form a conclusion. Mike A. Lancaster

The first change we had to make was just to make our data of higher quality. We have a lot of data, and sometimes we just weren’t using that data, and we weren’t paying as much attention to its quality as we now need to The second area is working with our people and making certain that we are centralizing some aspects of our business. We are centralizing our capabilities, and we are democratizing its use. I think the other aspect is that we recognize as a team and as a company that we ourselves do not have sufficient skills, and we require collaboration across all sorts of entities outside of American Express. This collaboration comes from technology innovators, it comes from data providers, it comes from analytical companies. We need to put a full package together for our business colleagues and partners so that it’s a convincing argument that we are developing things together, that we are colearning, and that we are building on top of each other. Ash Gupta

I’m sure, the highest capacity of storage device, will not enough to record all our stories; because, everytime with you is very valuable data. Aditia Rinaldi

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a firehose. Mitchell Kapor

All good decisions are Data dependent. To make good decisions, you need good data. And you need that good data to be organized according to it’s applicable use value. So every business should be mining data and organizing data to enable business leaders to make good decisions on behalf of the business. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves. Nate Silver

When I queried the unmarked hollow metal tubes I had found inside the fuse holders with the team at the Desoto Solar Farm, no one could produce an electrical data sheet for them. Steven Magee

Data that is loved tends to survive. Kurt Bollacker

Information walks. Misinformation flies. Rupa Mahanti

I think you can have a ridiculously enormous and complex data set, but if you have the right tools and methodology, then it’s not a problem. Aaron Koblin

I always distrust research that finds exactly what it seeks. If they know what they are looking for, by gosh they will find it. Matthew Dixon

If somebody tortures the data enough open or not, it will confess anything. Paolo Magrassi

In any contentious debate, some people will find it advantageous to align themselves with the crowd, while a smaller number will come to see themselves as persecuted outsiders. This may especially hold in a field like climate science, where the data is noisy and the predictions are hard to experience in a visceral way. And it may be especially common in the United States, which is admirably independent minded. Nate Silver

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a failed experiment. Any test that yields valid data is a valid test. Adam Savage

Beneath the data strips, or tickers, there were fixed digits marking the time in the major cities of the world. He knew what she was thinking. Never mind the speed that makes it hard to follow what passes before the eye. The speed is the point. Never mind the urgent and endless replenishment, the way data dissolves at one end of the series just as it takes shape at the other. This is the point, the thrust, the future. We are not witnessing the flow of information so much as pure spectacle, or information made sacred, ritually unreadable. The small monitors of the office, home and car become a kind of idolatry here, where crowds might gather in astonishment. Don DeLillo

Data are just summaries of thousands of stories tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful. Chip and Dan Heath

I am too much in love with philosophy to collect data or do field studies. James R. Flynn

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all. Charles Babbage

I always distrust research that finds exactly what it seeks. If they know what they are looking for, by gosh they will find it. Matthew Dixon

The data fabric is the next middleware. Todd Papaioannou

The best way to move forward is to draw the interconnections between many data points and create possible scenarios instead of extrapolating past data to predict the future. Sukant Ratnakar

Everything we do in the digital realm from surfing the web to sending an email to conducting a credit card transaction to, yes, making a phone call creates a data trail. And if that trail exists, chances are someone is using it or will be soon enough. Douglas Rushkoff

More information means less ignorance and a greater chance of rational and better decisions and not those based on illusions, hope, preconceived notions or perceptions. The danger from so much data there is no definition of what is optimum is that there are chances of overanalysis or falling into a conspiracy theory trap. Vikram Sood

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident security. Edmund Burke

It was hard to tell the signal from the noise. The story the data tells us is often the one we’d like to hear, and we usually make sure that it has a happy ending. Nate Silver

You happily give Facebook terabytes of structured data about yourself, content with the implicit tradeoff that Facebook is going to give you a social service that makes your life better. John Battelle

The current opinion is that the human brain is better at comparing relative sizes of rectangles than pie slices or donut sections. Brian Larson

In the digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous? Al Gore

Do the current keepers of the organization’s data feel threatened by a BI implementation? Those who know the organization’s data best may feel their value depends on their being the sole possessor of that inside information. Getting these information gatekeepers to cooperate in sharing inside information and explaining those calculations is essential. These key individuals must be shown how, with a functioning BI infrastructure, they will be able to move beyond shepherding data to shepherding the organization by concentrating on making the key business decisions they were hired to make. Brian Larson

It’s so cheap to store all data. It’s cheaper to keep it than to delete it. And that means people will change their behavior because they know anything they say online can be used against them in the future. Mikko Hypponen

Break down your problem as much as you can, but don’t do it on the basis of your guesses. If you don’t know exactly what is wrong, use market research to break down your problem further and further until you reach the very point of your trouble. Pooja Agnihotri

You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony, but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting. E.A. Bucchianeri

Purpose gives meaning to action in the same way that structure gives meaning to data. David Amerland

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don’t store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what’s happening, and don’t take unnecessary risks. Chris Bell

Data has an annoying way of conforming itself to support whatever point of view we want it to support. Clayton M. Christensen

I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians, and I’m not kidding. Hal Varian

Data privacy is an illusion because you are not in control. Any information you don’t want out there shouldn’t be shared anywhere on and off the internet. Olawale Daniel

Big data will replace the need for 80% of all doctors. Vinod Khosla

When working with data, I discover what I really want to say. Damian Mingle

There’s a digital revolution taking place both in and out of government in favor of open sourced data, innovation, and collaboration. Kathleen Sebelius

It is possible to imagine a world where tech serves us, and not the other way around, where the Big Tech monopolies are monopolies no longer, where our property in our personal data is protected, where our children are safe online, where our speech is free. Josh Hawley

Autodidacts the self taught, un credentialed, data passionate people will come to play a significant role in many organizations data science initiatives. Neil Raden

What is a child but two strands of data ploughing into each other in the dark cosmos of a woman’s body Kyra Wilder